I'm pretty sure this top is from H&M's "Marimekko" range - my mother brought it back from London this year. I've worn it quite a bit, the fabric is a soft jersey. This isn't something I would normally buy, in fact i'm sure it wouldn't have received a second glance from me but strangely it has become quite a regular.
This floral delight hails from St.Vinnies on Sydney Rd. The sleeves are much longer, I've rolled them up and safety pinned them to the shoulder seam and tucked this under my bra-strap and used a belt to cinch the waist which isn't visible. I'll need to get the needle and thread out as Teddi needs something a little more permanent than safety pins!! I wonder if Teddi really is from California......... Anyway, I fell in love with the pattern; it's a lovely explosion of colour and i'm not usually a floral kinda lady but this was screaming for my attention :)
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